This in from Charlie Black:
The Hot Five is back! Come and watch some of Canberras up and coming stand up comics battle it out with their best five minutes for a chance to win $1000 Cash! This event will be running over five weeks with a lineup of all star hosts. Logon to http://comedyact.com.au/ to enter or to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. All of the profits from ticket sales will be donated to the legacy charity.
Kicking off on September 12th the first event will be hosted by Neil Sinclair (UK) Neil is a regular on the comedy circuit, performing alongside comedians such as Ross Noble, Josie Long, Jim Jefferies and Adam Hills.
You can catch Neil at a range of venues including The Local Laughs (Aus), The Comics Lounge (Aus), Komedia (UK), Up The Creek (UK), television [“The Librarians” and “A Bed of Roses”-ABC TV] and radio.
The 2008 winner of the Raw Comedy competition is an exuberant joke-writer with a penchant for wicked one-liners. In 2009 he hosted the Comedy Zone , a showcase for burgeoning comic talent in Australia. In 2012 he was nominated for the mysterious, yet prestigious Jonsey award for his Melbourne International Comedy Festival show ‘Panic!’.
Critics say that the compelling ingredient of a Neil Sinclair show is Neil himself. Charm personified. Full of poise, laid-back enthusiasm and a big splash of charisma. Neil takes a risk or three and examines familiar situations with an original twist.